Aim and scope

The GLS conferences, organised every two years, aim at bringing together top class researchers and engineers interested in all aspects of multiphase reactors and processes, to serve as a platform to exchange updated interests and results. In the line of the previous editions of the conference, the focus will be given on:

  •  Scientific principles behind gas-liquid and gas-liquid-solid reactors,
  • Gas-liquid and gas-liquid-solid devices,
  • Applications of gas-liquid and gas-liquid-solid reactors, with a special emphasis on bioreactors.

A special issue of the top rated journal Chemical Engineering Science (CES) will be released for the conference. This special issue aims at providing an overview of up-to-date research in the field of multiphase reactors and processes. If you intend to submit a paper for this special issue, you have first to submit an abstract to the conference, between 1 December 2015 and 31 January 2016. The full manuscript submission on Elsevier website will be opened between 1 March 2016 and 9 September 2016.

Works accepted for publication in CES will be automatically proposed as oral communications.

If you do not intend to submit a paper for the special issue of CES, please note that a second abstract submission round will be organised between 15 November 2016 and 15 January 2017. Oral communications will also be selected among abstracts submitted during this second round.

The specific topics to be discussed at GLS-13 include:

Topics about fundamental principles:

  1. Gas-liquid and gas-liquid solid transport phenomena
  2. Heat and mass transfer in multiphase systems
  3. Multiphase computational fluid dynamics and multi-scale modelling in multiphase chemical reactors
  4. Reaction mechanism, kinetics, new chemical and biochemical routes
  5. Reactor modelling, dynamics, control and scale-up

Topics about devices:

  1. Conventional multiphase reactors: packed and trickle beds, bubble columns, three phase slurry and fluidized bed reactors, stirred tank reactors
  2. Metrology, advanced measurement and flow visualization techniques for multiphase systems
  3. Bioreactors and bioengineering
  4. Microfluidic reactors and interfacial engineering
  5. Non-conventional and innovative reactor, novel reactor configurations 

Topics about applications:

  1. Process intensification in multiphase reactors
  2. Green chemistry, renewable energy, chemicals from biomass and issues related to CO2
  3. Gas and water treatment, pollution abatement and control
  4. Applications in biotechnology, biochemical, environmental, chemical, agrochemical and hydrocarbon process
  5. Advances made in processes, technologies and applications in material fuel and alternative fuel, mineralogy and process metallurgy

On top of these, alternative topics on the interaction between research and education are proposed:

  1. How to manage PhD students?
  2. How to integrate our research in problem based learning activities for students?